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Beauden Barrett vows to take his game to another levelBefore we get to the serious business of the All Blacks, and the hunt for another World Cup, Beauden Barrett – the planet’s pre-eminent rugby player – is talking about home. In his mind’s eye he’s back in the days of innocence, just a kid kicking about the rivers and farmlands between Pungarehu and Rahotu, half an hour south of New Plymouth in New Zealand’s north island.“Growing up in the country, we were faced with a lot of things,” Barrett says. “Well, not faced exactly. We chose to do a lot of things. A lot of silly things. A lot of things that we absolutely loved doing. Things that if they happened today health and safety might have us in deep trouble over.“Climbing up trees that are I don’t know how many storeys high. Driving motorbikes on the farm and going up these huge hills with the constant fear of falling off and really hurting yourself. Floating down stormy rivers in big rapids on a blown-up tractor tyre with my brothers and the fear of being flicked over onto a rock and going underwater.“That’s blackwater rafting we’re talking about. We live near the mountains in Taranaki and when it rains heavily up in those mountains, then big, big angry rivers are formed and we saw that as an opportunity to get out there and float.”Centre stage: Beauden Barrett poses at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington (Hagen Hopkins)Talking to Barrett, you get the impression sometimes that he’d rather chat about those carefree days of his youth than the sustained brilliance of his adulthood with the Hurricanes, the All Blacks, the back-to-back World Rugby Player of the Year titles in 2016 and 2017 – Barrett and Richie McCaw are the only men in history to have retained the crown.He appreciates everything he has. In his gentle way of speaking, time and again he’ll say how fortunate he is to be where he is, how lucky he was to have the start in life that he had with his four brothers and his three sisters and his mum and his dad and his rural upbringing. The secret to Barrett? He always brings you back to his formative years. The perfect childhood? If such a thing exists, then he had it.“My earliest memories are playing for Rahotu junior club when I was six years old and we’d play at nine in the morning and it would still be frosty and freezing cold,” he says. “Playing in those icy conditions made me love it even more. Playing in bare feet and if there was mud then all the better because you could slide around and really enjoy yourself. The grubbier the better.“One of the things I miss is being able to kick a spiral in bare feet in a match. It was always easier to kick them in bare feet than it is in boots. It’s changed in the last four or five years but we used to play in bare feet up until the age of about ten, for whatever reason, and it was awesome because you felt really quick. We didn’t need, or want, fancy boots in those days.Thumbs up: Kevin Barrett celebrates a Taranaki win against Waikato (Getty Images)“I was playing with my older brother Kane and Dad (the legend that is Kevin, otherwise known as Smiley) was our coach. As a kid, all I wanted to do was play for Taranaki because Dad played for Taranaki and I grew up watching so many of his games. It was such a big moment for the province every time Taranaki played. The thrill of going to see him run out is clear as day, even though I was only a child.“Dad was a very physical, uncompromising player with a huge, huge work ethic. A lock and a grafter. He played more than 160 games for Taranaki. Often he would come off the field with stitches in his face and cut eyes, blood all over him.“No 10s were Dad’s favourites. I’d hate to think what he would have done to me if I’d come up against him”“He wasn’t afraid to really rip into it. We used to see all the ruck marks on his back and his legs when he jumped in the shower. He was very different to me, being a fancy fly-half. I think Scott (one of Barrett’s younger brothers) takes after him a bit more. No 10s were Dad’s favourites. I’d hate to think what he would have done to me if I’d come up against him.”In 1996, Smiley won the Ranfurly Shield with Taranaki against an illustrious Auckland side. It was a 42-39 thriller and the footage that exists shows how much it meant. The Taranaki boys and their fans were beside themselves with joy.“I was only young but I remember it so well. We were lucky enough to bring the Shield back to the house and it was put in the cowshed and all the local people came around to share the moment, which was pretty amazing. My memory is not the best but moments like that stick out. It was quite inspirational.”Double act: All Blacks half-backs Aaron Smith and Beauden Barrett (Getty Images)In 1999, his mum, Robyn, and his dad decided they wanted to see a bit of the world. They had six of their eight kids at the time, the youngest being little Jenna at only 18 months old, but still they wanted to explore. They heard of a job as farm manager in County Meath in the Republic of Ireland – and went for it. They spent 15 blissful months in the town of Oldcastle and they remain friends with the locals to this day.“At breaktime on our very first morning at primary school, we were playing with a round ball. Soccer, it was. I remember the three of us Barrett boys – Scott, Kane and I – ripped our shoes off and started playing in bare feet. Next thing, the school principal came out and told us off and we couldn’t believe it. We didn’t know what we’d done wrong. We didn’t know that it wasn’t normal to be running around in no shoes in the freezing cold in the middle of winter. It was a shock to the system. Slippers in the classroom and shoes to school. Up until then we never wore shoes.“You know, I think about it now and how ambitious and fearless my mum and dad were back then. Six kids and off we went to other side of the world. I mean, Dad had ancestors from Ireland. His great grandparents were born there, but that was a seriously big call to make with such a young family. And I’m so, so glad they made it. They managed a dairy farm and while there we played a bit of rugby and a lot of Gaelic football. We made lifetime friendships. We’ve stayed in touch with people. It’s our second home.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Barretts returned to New Zealand and a dynasty began to form. Smiley and Robyn doubled up as a taxi service for their young rugby-playing sons. Kane and Beauden were in one team, Scott being a little younger was in another, Jordie and Blake being younger again were in a third age group. They would go here and there, attempting to follow three sides at once.“I wasn’t a superstar at school. I was hoping to make something of rugby, but I didn’t ever think I was going to go all the way”“I would say that the most enjoyable rugby I’ve ever played was at secondary school, because we were playing with our best mates and were so proud to be in the team. And we all wanted to be Conrad Smith because Conrad Smith was carving the way for us in Taranaki as a skinny white boy playing for the All Blacks. I was a skinny white boy, too, but I never thought I’d make it to the All Blacks. I was hoping to make something of rugby, but I didn’t ever think I was going to go all the way.“I wasn’t a superstar at school. There were a couple of us in the back-line for our first XV team and it’s fair to say that we threw the ball around and enjoyed ourselves. By no means were we standouts. We were just a modest bunch of rugby players. We were just kids having fun.”Toasting success: Dan Carter enjoys the 2015 World Cup win (Getty Images)Even when he became an All Black, he wasn’t sure how long he’d last. He made his debut in a 60-0 annihilation of his home from home, Ireland, in Hamilton in 2012. “But I never thought, ‘Right, I’ve made it now’. There were guys who I had looked up to for years – Dan Carter, Colin Slade, Aaron Cruden – so it took a lot of work on my self-belief to really accept that I could stay there and push on.“Even in 2015, at the World Cup in England, I was in awe of DC. The way he bounced back from injury and criticism, all the doubters he had and then to play out of his skin in the semi-final and final was just unreal. He was there when we needed him. Absolutely awesome. It was the perfect end to his All Black career.”Barrett came on as a substitute in that final, scored a try and never looked back. He has been other-worldly ever since, pretty much; a consummate player, one of the greatest we have ever seen.“In New Zealand we’re never satisfied. I want to become a better player, I want to take it to another level”“People ask me do I have unfulfilled ambitions. Of course I do. In New Zealand we’re never satisfied. I want to become a better player, I want to take it to another level. I think I can do it. That excites me. I’m not sitting back and taking it easy. There’s a World Cup around the corner.“Yeah, there’s pressure and we have to deal with that. We know we have a target on us but it’s a challenge we all embrace.”Can he see himself following the path of the great man, Carter, and moving to Europe at some stage?“If I get to an age, and a place, where I no longer have the drive or the desire to be an All Black and I feel it’s time to leave because there are younger and better guys who need their chance to wear that jersey, then, yep, sure. But right at the moment, I’m fresh, I’m still young and I want to be around. My management has always got an open mind. We understand the big picture. There’s more to it than this game of rugby. There’s a thing called life as well.And relax: Beauden Barrett playing golf in 2014 (Getty Images)“It’s very important to balance the work-life thing. I have ways to switch off and decompress and I think that’s crucial. Golf is part of that. Yoga is part of it. Walking the dogs. Keeping in contact with friends and family. Doing business stuff keeps my mind stimulated. We’ve all got to think of life after footy, so it’s important to start now.“You can’t live in this intense world 24 hours a day. If rugby consumes your life 100% you’re probably going to burn out in no time. It’s about really enjoying the moment and making the most of it, and also understanding that there is more to me than just Beauden Barrett the rugby player. There’s Beauden Barrett the son, the fiancée, the brother, the friend. That bigger picture is important. You have to keep a perspective on things.”Barrett says that it is his mum who is the chronicler-in-chief of her sons’ rugby careers. Locked away securely on the family farm are some priceless mementoes: Beauden’s Taranaki, Hurricanes and All Blacks jerseys and some of the jerseys “of the great international players I’ve swapped with”. He adds: “Mum has all sorts of things locked away. She’s getting a bit of a museum going.”Perhaps a hall of fame would be a better description. Or a pantheon. If there is such a thing in New Zealand rugby, even at the age of 27, Beauden Barrett is already there. This article originally appeared in the June 2018 edition of Rugby World.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 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Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY November 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm We live streamed it our church, St. Peter’s, in Louisville. It was truly amazing. The music was glorious and the sermon was outstanding. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Tampa, FL November 2, 2015 at 9:54 am IT WAS NICE THAT I SUBSCRIBE TO ENS, OTHERWISE I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE ANYTHING OBOUT OUR NEW BISHOP. NOTING ON LOCK NEWS, NOTHING ON INTERNATIONAL NEWS, CNN OR ANY OTHER NETWORK. THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN AMERICA NEEDS A TV NETWORK TO ALL LIKE EWTN FOR THE CATHOLIC AND ALL THE LOCAL NON DEMONINATIONAL SHOWS EVERYDAY. WHERE IS OUR CHURCH??? NO WHERE ON SATELLITE, CABLE TV. IF BISHOP CURRY IS REALLY INTERESTED IN EVANGELISM HE NEED TO START HERE. OUR CANON’S NEED TO BE UPDATED TOO. I PRAY HE WILL TAKE UP THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN AMERICA. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI P Quiggins says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal News Service — Washington, D.C.] The installation of the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry as the 27th presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church was undeniably a global and interreligious celebration with the Anglican Communion and the world’s Abrahamic faiths well represented.Six primates and several other Anglican leaders traveled to Washington National Cathedral for the Nov. 1 service that marked the official start of Curry’s nine-year term as presiding bishop and primate.Among the regions and countries represented were Brazil, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Korea, Middle East, Nigeria, Philippines, Southern Africa, West Africa, and the West Indies.The Rev. Christine Hardman, bishop of Newcastle designate, Church of England, attended as the representative of Lambeth Palace, the London residence of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.Also in attendance were the Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion; and the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, the communion’s main policy-making body.Several ecumenical and interreligious guests also participated in the two-hour liturgy, including Mohamed Elsanousi of the Islamic Society of North America, Rabbi Steve Gutow of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and members of the Evangelical Lutheran churches in America and Canada.Signifying the deepening relationships between The Episcopal Church and the Christian churches in China, Elder Fu Xianwei, chairperson of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, joined the celebration.During the service, prayers were read by Anglican, ecumenical and interreligious guests.As well as serving as presiding bishop and chief pastor of The Episcopal Church, Curry is also one of the 38 primates in the 80-million-member Anglican Communion.Curry will attend his first Primates Meeting when it next convenes in January 2016 in Canterbury, England.Among the international guests at the service:The Most Rev. Renato Abibico, prime bishop of the Episcopal Church in the PhilippinesThe Rt. Rev. Abraham Ackah, bishop of Wiawso, Anglican Church of GhanaThe Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, archbishop in JerusalemThe Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, bishop of CubaThe Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican CommunionThe Ven. Paul Feheley, principal secretary to the primate, Anglican Church of CanadaThe Rt. Rev. Christine Hardman, bishop of Newcastle designate, England (representing Lambeth Palace)The Most Rev. Jonathan Hart, archbishop for the internal province of West Africa and bishop of LiberiaThe Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of CanadaThe Most Rev. and Hon. John Holder, archbishop of the West Indies and bishop of BarbadosThe Most Rev. Paul Kim, primate of the Anglican Church of Korea and bishop of SeoulThe Rev. Peter Koon, provincial secretary general of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church in Hong Kong)The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, archbishop of Cape Town and primate of the Anglican Church of Southern AfricaThe Rt. Rev. Julio Murray, bishop of PanamaThe Most Rev. Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil and bishop of Southwestern BrazilThe Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, chair of the Anglican Consultative CouncilElder Fu Xianwei, chairperson of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic MovementThe Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso, bishop of Costa RicaAmong the ecumenical and interreligious guests:Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Armenian Church of AmericaNaeem Baig, Islamic Circle of North AmericaRebecca Linda Blachly, senior policy adviser in the Office for Religion and Global Affairs (U.S. State Department)Warner Durnell, executive presbyter of Middle Tennessee Presbytery, Presbyterian ChurchMohamed Elsanousi, Islamic Society of North AmericaRabbi Steve Gutow, Jewish Council for Public AffairsThe Rev. Susan Johnson, national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in CanadaBishop Don Kreiss, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Southeast Michigan SynodThe Rev. Elizabeth Miller, president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference of the Moravian ChurchThe Rev. Ronald Roberson, United States Conference of Catholic BishopsBishop Mary Anne Swenson, United Methodist ChurchJim Winkler, general secretary/president, National Council of Churches This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Robert Zacher says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem November 3, 2015 at 8:19 pm I started the live streaming on Monday but cannot find it on the website now. Was it deleted today? Why? Video Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 1, 2015 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ GEORGE RIEDL says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curry’s installation draws guests from many nations and faith traditions Comments (5) Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Joel Morris says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA David Benedict says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Curry Installation, November 6, 2015 at 11:56 am It is interesting that a city such as Louisville had no local media coverage. In our town, Knoxville,TN, we had good local coverage. The newspaper had a prominent article with a large color photo. I found it interesting that there was apparently not a Catholic presence at all, from what I have read. I would also like to see the Episcopal Church have a TV presenceof some sort. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET November 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm Any of those interested will find a full video recording of the installation service on YouTube. Open YouTube and type ‘Episcopal Church’ in the subject line at the top of the screen. The installation service should be the first or among the first videos to appear. The video runs 3 hours, 46 minutes, but you can easily skip around in the video or merely watch those parts of particular interest. For instance, there is a long organ and musical prelude that takes up quite a bit of of the unusually long video. 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Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Save this picture!Cortesía de Luis PorteroRecommended ProductsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo Flooring – Terroxy Resin SystemsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesOrigins. One of our favourite projects. “Total architecture”, the whole process. Measurements, conversations, sketches, plans, on-site visits, building works, all kinds of functional details, and the last phase, lighting, and interior design. We turned everything upside down to achieve: Other whole ways of thinking and living in the home that imply very different project techniques and that, without doubt, result in domestic spaces that are, to a greater or lesser extent, far away from the conventional ones. Iñaki Ábalos. Always guided by our work philosophy: adaptability to change through creative thinking, generating new ideas that provide our architectural solutions with the innovation we try to achieve. ” I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” John Cage. The use of design as a language, indifferent to the styles that come and go.Save this picture!Cortesía de Luis PorteroSave this picture!Plan – RenewedSave this picture!Cortesía de Luis PorteroMethodology always based on listening to the client’s needs in order to make a «custom-made suit» that reflects their personality and fits their lifestyle. We do not like tags like “Nordic”, “minimalist”, “eclectic”, “classic”, “industrial”… and many other fashionable ones. “Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style”. Massimo Vignelli. Keeping an eye on the process as much as the result. Constants like simplicity, clarity, functionality and harmony are the ones that rule projects like this one.Save this picture!Cortesía de Luis PorteroSave this picture!Cortesía de Luis PorteroSave this picture!Cortesía de Luis PorteroProject. As soon as we enter the home, we feel its essence and the way of living it: an elegant, retro atmosphere, and a “slow life” philosophy where the biggest and brightest space hosts everyday life: cooking, talking with friends, reading, watching films, resting or listening to music. This project is all about that: equipping the different spaces with everything they need to be used. The floor plan is divided in a day area that faces the south façade, and the sleeping area, next to a big backyard facing north (and that almost becomes another façade). Ceilings and walls are finished with a rustic filler just like whitewashed ones. There is no false ceiling: it is almost 3 meters headroom. Reclaimed doors with retro handles. The vintage “Fontini” switches. The restored, steel-made Roca radiators. Air conditioning system -only in the day area- using a single steel duct. Ceiling fans. All the paintings are by the owners. Same as the restoration of the furniture. This home’s spirit is about reusing, giving a second chance to objects that are not only still useful, but are even more delightful than before. A lively neighbourhood that is close to everything. A home filled with light. A two -façade home, with a single and whole space where kitchen and living room meet each other. A big container of life and personal experiences.Save this picture!Cortesía de Luis PorteroProject gallerySee allShow lessGP House / OWN + Felipe Caboclo ArquiteturaSelected ProjectsTransformation House / Lautenbag Architectuur + De StadsmeubelmakerSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officestudioLARQOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlbaceteOn FacebookPublished on May 02, 2021Cite: “Residence L&I / studioLARQ” [Vivienda L&I / studioLARQ] 02 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
June 29 — No country boasts louder of its success than the United States. This is the most powerful capitalist country in the world, based on its vast wealth, huge industrial output and formidable military.A medical brigade of over 200 Cuban doctors prepares to leave Jose Martí Airport in Havana on the way to South Africa to provide assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.But the U.S. is also the country with the most COVID-19 cases in the world — by far. And they are spiking right now, just when the powers-that-be were predicting that it would be safe for the economy to open up again.Databases that track the growth of the pandemic around the world are revealing a highly significant fact: The countries where there has been the most progress toward combating capitalism have also most successfully contained the virus.Here are some figures, as of June 28, provided by worldometers.info/coronavirus:Cuba stands out, with only eight deaths per million inhabitants. This contrasts sharply with the other populous islands in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic, which shares an island with Haiti, has had 67 coronavirus deaths per million people. Puerto Rico, a U.S. colony, has had 64.7 deaths per million.Fidel Castro led the Cuban Revolution to victory over the bloody U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He announced to the world that the Cuban people had achieved “a socialist revolution under the very noses of the Yankee imperialists.”Since then, Cuba has become a medical powerhouse, sending doctors and nurses to poor countries around the world suffering from imperialist-imposed underdevelopment.Another country in Latin America that has successfully controlled the virus is Venezuela, which reports two deaths per million people.Venezuela’s neighbors include Colombia, where there have been 61 deaths per million; Panama, with 140 deaths per million; and Brazil, now in the grips of a raging epidemic with 271 deaths per million. Except for Venezuela, the economic systems of these countries are rooted in capitalism.Venezuela is on a difficult road to socialism because of its dependence on oil and the world capitalist market. The U.S. government has attempted to destroy its economy by imposing sanctions. Nevertheless, Venezuela’s success in keeping people safe during the pandemic has in recent weeks led many of its citizens who had left the country to return.Al Jazeera reported on June 28: “For more than a decade, thousands of Cuban healthcare providers have been living in Venezuela, helping to build up its health infrastructure for working people. At the same time, Venezuela has been subject to U.S. sanctions meant to destroy its economy.“This led many middle-class Venezuelans to move to neighboring Colombia. But now, because of the high rate of COVID in Colombia, Venezuelans are returning. They are required to stay in quarantine for two weeks before moving around freely, a precaution against spreading the disease.”People’s China, where the initial outbreak occurred, has now contained the disease. As of June 28, its COVID deaths average only three per million people, compared to 388 for the U.S. For the same date, new cases in China were 17; new cases in the U.S. were 40,540. New deaths that day in the U.S. were 285 people — and in China, only three.Facts are facts. Health care is a priority in countries struggling to build socialism in a world where capitalism is still the dominant social system. Capitalism kills people in many ways, but nowhere is the documentation more stark than in the coronavirus figures.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Honors College searching for a new dean Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ Facebook ReddIt Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ Hakim Zakaria Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ Female co-authors tell students how to shift into high gear Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ Dean’s Teaching Award honors professors’ excellence in classroom printSome have called it a moral obligation, while others have called for a nationwide “moratorium.” No matter which side of the of the argument one subscribes to, the refugee crisis has become a major topic of discussion.Around the world, 10.5 million people have fled their homelands due to war, persecution, natural disaster or violence in search of a new life in foreign countries. As a consequence, local organizations have shouldered the load in the refugee resettlement process.Laila Amara, area director for Refugees Services of Texas in Fort Worth, said refugee resettlement is a humanitarian cause at its core. She said our nation was built on the work of immigrants from all over the world.“It’s a core philosophy,” said Amara. “It’s a system we need to circle back around to because that is what our country was founded on.”Katha Pollitt, a columnist for The Nation, wrote in an article that the current refugee state is granting America and Europe “a second chance” to atone for the events of the Holocaust.“The United States, with our rich history of immigration, and our enormous territory, should be putting out the biggest welcome mat,” Pollitt wrote.Assistance programs seek to empower, accommodate refugeesPartners for Refugee Empowerment in Fort Worth, World Relief Fort Worth and Refugee Services of Texas – Fort Worth are a few local organizations that are working to find viable solutions to this issue. These organizations specialize in aiding refugees to better-assimilate into American society and become more self-sufficient as they begin their new lives.Partners for Refugee Empowerment, whose main focus is “to serve as a cultural bridge for both refugees and providers toward better overall cultural integration and understanding and more rapid self-sufficiency,” was founded in 2013 by three former refugees. It offers programs catering to mental health and cultural orientation services for refugees.The organization serves refugees from Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Bhutan and Nepal. The majority of them are resettled in various apartment complexes around Tarrant County.Ndolembai Njesada, program manager at Partners for Refugee Empowerment, said the organization exists to guide refugees.“We are not here to hand them everything, but we walk them through the process,” Njesada said. “We are more into empowering than serving.”Most refugees have had traumatic experiences, as many of them have survived torture, and are often reluctant to seek treatment because of the negative stigma associated with their homelands. As a result, Partners for Refugee Empowerment bases its organization around mental health services.“Our educational model aims at normalizing mental illnesses’ symptoms, encouraging refugees to talk about their symptoms, providing guidance on available resources and treatment, and make appropriate referral for treatment,” according to the organization’s website.Njesada, said the cultural adaptation is one of the biggest obstacles that refugees face when they arrive in America.“If you don’t get into the American mindset or the American way, then it will be very hard for you to succeed,” Njesada said.Partners for Refugee Empowerment offers a cultural orientation program with an English as a second language component designed to make the adjustment process “enjoyable and easy” for refugees. Each week, refugees meet with their community support groups to help them understand the system and cultural norms of the United States, network and learn how to express their needs.World Relief Fort Worth offers low-cost immigration legal services to refugees. On its staff are several Bureau of Immigration Appeals accredited staff members to assist refugees.Refugee Support Services of Texas, the Fort Worth campus, helps refugees reach their goal of self-sufficiency through their job readiness and employment program.Through this program, refugees are assisted in job searching and skills ranging from interview tips to developing their resumes.“We typically see 85 to 100-percent success rate as far a finding jobs,” Amara said. “North Texas is a really great place for resettlement because there are so many jobs that match with their skill set, especially when you’re talking about jobs that don’t require fluency in English.”Amara said that the employment programs range from 6 months to 5 years, in the event that refugees have trouble finding a job or if they lose their jobs.“Based on skill levels, there are quite a few jobs where [refugees] work in distribution, packaging and quality control,” she said,With respect to employment, coming from educational and professional backgrounds different to those from the Unites States, often creates a unique challenge for many newcomers.Refugee Support Services also offer a medical case management program that helps refugees adjust to the “confusing procedures regarding healthcare in the United States,” and information on how to schedule appointments, handle prescriptions and pay medical bills, among other information provided.Refugee process far from simpleThe resettlement process is an 11-step procedure that begins with internally displaced persons (IDPs) receiving refugee status from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). After that, refugees are referred to a country by the UNHCR. Following that, refugees go through security clearance and an in-person interview, after which they are either approved or denied by the Department of Homeland Security.Next, they go through medical screening and are matched with a sponsor agency where they are offered cultural orientation courses as they await the final proceeding. They then go through a second security clearance and are finally checked at the airport to ensure they are the same person that received clearance. Upon arrival in the United States they are met by their sponsors at the airport.When refugees first arrive in Dallas-Fort Worth, they are picked up from DFW Airport by their caseworker and transported to their new, fully-furnished apartment. In their first 90 days, representatives of Refugee Services of Texas put refugees in a program that gets them immunized and enrolls their children into school.For refugees, admittance into the United States is the pathway to freedom. Many of them have fled their homelands due to various dire situations, of which war and religious persecution tend to be the leading causes. However, admittance into the United States is not the end of a tough road that refugees must traverse. Once they are admitted, it is often difficult for them to find employment, learn the language and acclimate to American society. + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Hakim Zakaria is a senior journalism major from Juba, South Sudan. He covers academics for TCU360. 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2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Interior Live Oak Planting at City Hall Rescheduled Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 11:06 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The courtyard of City Hall will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 29, for the planting of a Quercus wislizenii (interior live oak). The new tree is meant to replace a Quercus agrifolia (coast live oak) that was removed from the courtyard in March.Originally, the replanting was scheduled for May 15, but weather conditions forced the rescheduling. The tree that will be planted, the interior live oak, is a 60-inch box-sized tree that will match the three other interior live oaks planted on the southernmost side of the courtyard.For more information about this replanting or the city’s tree maintenance program, contact the Pasadena Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311. Subscribe HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
NewsLocal NewsRugbyMunsterSportExtra plane seats for Limerick-based Munster fansBy Liam Togher – April 9, 2014 933 Email Twitter Team News: Munster name team to take on Ulster at Thomond Park Facebook TAGSfeaturedfull-imageHeineken CupMarseilleMunsterRugbyShannon airportStade VelodromeToulontravel WhatsApp Tom Savage: Hooker an area where Munster can find improvement going forward MUNSTER Rugby fans planning a visit to the south of France later this month received good news when Shannon Airport announced that more than 1,000 additional plane seats will be available on chartered flights.The two-time European champions are in Heineken Cup semi-final action against Toulon at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Sunday April 27 and, with a large travelling support expected as always, extra services have been laid on for those wishing to make the trip.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Charter services put on include the team flight on Friday April 25, with a two-night stay, which is already fully booked. Other services, which can be booked through local travel agents, include two day-return services for the match day itself and fans are also being asked to stay in contact with their travel agents, airport website and the airport’s social media accounts should extra services become available.Commenting on the additional services, Shannon Airport Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Murphy said: “Marseille is probably rubbing its hands at the thoughts of the influx of Munster fans for the match.“We have been inundated at Shannon with calls and emails about flights. That’s something we expected once Munster got through on Saturday as Munster supporters are probably the most dedicated in club rugby and will travel in huge numbers for the game.“We have been working hard to get additional capacity and have been successful with the two one-day charters and the team flight, which will involve a two-night stay but which is already booked out.“There has also been a a spike in bookings in our Ryanair flights to Stansted to take advantage of their onward connections to Marseille, while our own Ryanair service to Nice, which is less than two hours from Marseille, is also filling up. We would not at all be surprised either if additional charter capacity is announced and will keep fans aware via our website www.shannonairport.ie and our Twitter account and facebook page if there are any developments in that regard.“Shannon has been fortunate to have had some great moments with Munster Rugby over the years, including the incredible scenes as the side returned here from its two Heineken Cup victories, and we are hoping, of course, that they will go all the way again this year. We will be rolling out the red carpet with a number of initiatives at Shannon over the weekend to make sure that the team and fans get the send-off they deserve.” Previous articleFairgreen Service Station to re-openNext articleIndie Week Limerick competition bands announced Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Linkedin Advertisement Print Munster announce departure of long-serving prop James Cronin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Throwback: Munster demolish Leinster in 2006 Heineken Cup semi-final Craig Casey praises the influence of Conor Murray Rhys Marshall confirmed as latest Munster departure